Editorial

While food control authorities throughout Europe are busy chasing down horses disguised as cows, many people all over the continent are struggling for their existence, fighting to keep their jobs. The demographic change in the population in general has been leading to a completely altered situation on the job market, particularly for those working in healthcare.As a matter of course, an ageing population...

Association News

Challenges and Constraints in Times of CrisisToday our hospitals face many challenges and constraints. Hospital budgets have been decreasing for many years and there are serious workforce shortages, especially in certain health professions, medical specialisations and geographic areas. Recent breakouts like H1N1/influenza, the highly infectious winter vomiting bug norovirus...

We are glad to present you The Dutch association “Bestuurders Curatieve Zorg Nederland (BCZN)” (Curative Care Managers of the Netherlands) as a new member of the EAHM. The BCZN represents managers with end responsibility in healthcare institutions. BCZN aims to join forces to support and strengthen the function of directors of healthcare institutions regarding contents and quality.More information:...

The next Joint European Hospital Conference, jointly organised by HOPE, AEMH and EAHM will take place on Friday November 22nd 2013 in Düsseldorf (Germany) as part of the 36th Deutsche Krankenhaustag at Medica 2013.The morning session will continue last year’s theme, looking into the European Directive on Patient Rights. In the afternoon, the conference will focus on access to innovation in hospitals.More...

National News

‘Hospitals: caught between public expectation and political cost-cutting’: this was the central topic of the 20th Leadership Training jointly organised by the German Association of Hospital Managers (VKD), member of the EAHM, and the Association of Diagnostica-Industry (VDGH) in Berlin. Germany may well top the list of European states when it comes to economic growth, but the political pressure to...

March 2013 saw another successful congress from the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP). This year’sfocus was Improving Patient Outcomes: A Shared Responsibility. Over 3,000 Hospital Pharmacists braved unseasonallycold temperatures and snow in Paris to attend the congress. And with a packed programme of scientific sessions, satellitesymposia and social events, they were not disappointed!The...

EU News

On April 18 2012, the European Commission adopted a Communication "Towards a job rich recovery",, which sets out a range of measures to encourage employment and strengthen economic growth in Europe. It also identifies healthcare as one of three key sectors with a high employment potential and includes an Action Plan for the EU health workforce.The Communication focuses on the demand-side of job creation,...

Clinicians and Management

AuthorRebekah Page RogersEast Carolina University, Greenville [email protected] healthcare industry is constantly advancing. In the past decade, the healthcare business has grown into a societal superpower that provides critical medical services for citizens and serves as an economic engine for communities. At the same time, the healthcare industry is complex and multifaceted. Due to the complexity...

AuthorChristopher KimAssociate Professor, Internal MedicineAssistant Professor, Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Associate Chief of Staff, Office of Clinical AffairsAssociate Medical Director, Faculty Group Practice, University of Michigan Health [email protected] Hospital-based patient care has become more complex over time, with higher acuity of cases, and greater need for care co...

Effective Communication

AuthorAlastair GrayHealth Economics Research CentreDepartment of Public Health University of Oxford [email protected] risk management includes human factors and technical hazards as well as leadership, procedural, educational, financial and organisational issues. The World Health Organisation’s Surgical Safety Checklist is a multifunctional risk management tool related to all these...

Management

Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are recognised as a major burden for patients, society and healthcare management. In 2008, ECDC estimated that more than four million people acquire a HAI each year in the EU, of which approximately 37,000 die as the direct consequence of the infection. Effective prevention and control of HAI in healthcare organisations relies on specialised infection control...

AuthorAlastair Gray Health Economics Research CentreDepartment of Public HealthUniversity of [email protected] in hospital are challenging to manage and are costly for healthcare systems. Following control of acute infection, discharge into the community may be feasible, with or without continuing antibiotic therapy, oral antibiotic therapy, or intravenous infusion therapy....

AuthorSusan M. ReeseChief Nurse ExecutiveKronos As we move from a standards approach to patient care to one based on quality and outcomes, so the need to identify and reassess processes and practices in patient care, is critical. Healthcare organisations need to look at re-evaluating and redesigning staffing and scheduling of the workforce, with a focus on what the evidence now tells us provides the...

Lab and Diagnostics Supplement

By Timothy R. Huerta, Mark A. Thompson, Eric W. Ford, William F. FordTo realise productivity and efficiency gains from computers in healthcare settings, managers have to re-engineer the hospital to match workflows with the capabilities of those systems. This study explored productivity differences among US hospitals who employed differential approaches to electronic laboratory order entry and management...

Leading Healthcare Organisations Issue Guideline Recommendations for Molecular Testing and Targeted Therapies. The emergence of molecular diagnostic testing in lung cancer offers new hope for patients battling the number one cancerkiller in the United States and abroad  Now, for the first time after a decade of biomarker testing in lung cancer, a uniformapproach for testing for the EGFR mutation and...

By Heather Duncan and Peter van ManenThe unique challenges in developing early warning for children have led to a patient-specific early warning approach. The methodology, which is based on the altered patterns of physiological derangement, associated with compensation and decompensation in clinical deterioration rather than population normal distributions, is suitable for patients of all ages. A software...

Medtech

By Koen ClaessensSince the establishment of the Crossroads bank of Social Security in Belgium in 1990, it is a legal requirement for all organisation receiving access to the bank to appoint an information security consultant. By this assignment, they would also comply with the European data privacy legislation. In practice, a lot of hospitals are not able to find such a consultant and assign them with...

Country Focus: Finland

The Finnish public administration system consists of three levels: state, province and municipality. The provinces are regional representatives of the central state administration. Finland is divided into five administrative provinces and the Åland Islands,the latter having autonomous status.Finland is divided into 415 self-governing municipalities (in 2008) with a median number of inhabitants of 5000....

When, why and how was the Finnish Association of Health and Economics founded?The Finnish Association of Hospital Economics (which became The Finnish Association of Health and Economics in 2010) was founded on the 9th of September 1928 in Helsinki, Finland. Jointly set up by the directors of administration and directors of finance in Finnish hospitals, the purpose was to develop...

French

ORGANISER UNE GESTION « GENERATIONFRIENDLY » DANS LES HÔPITAUXAlors que les autorités de contrôle alimentaire sont occupées dans toute l'Europe à poursuivre des chevaux déguisés en vaches, de nombreuses personnes sur notre continent luttent pour leur existence et se battent pour garder leur emploi. Le changement démographique dans la population en général a conduit à une modification complète de la...

LA GESTION D’UN HÔPITAL EN TEMPS DE CRISE : CONTRAINTES, DÉFIS ET OPPORTUNITÉSLE 24ÈME CONGRÈS DE L’AEDH SE TIENDRA À LUXEMBOURG DU 28 AU 30 NOVEMBRE 2013Les défis et les contraintes en temps de criseNos hôpitaux sont actuellement confrontés à de nombreux défis et contraintes. Depuis de nombreuses années, les budgets des hôpitaux sont en baisse et il y a de sérieuses pénuries de main-d'oeuvre, en...

Leadership et communication dans l'industrie des soins de santé : comprendre les outils qui mènent au succèsPar Rebekah Page RogersLe secteur de la santé est en constante progression. Au cours des dix dernières années, il est devenu une superpuissance sociétale qui assure aux citoyens les services médicaux essentiels et sert de moteur économique aux collectivités. Mais, en même temps, le secteur de...

German

Der Demographische Wendel Im Gesundheitswesen: Generationsgerechtes Fuhren Im KrankenhausWährend Lebensmittelkontrolleure in ganz Europa nach als Kuh getarnten Pferden fahnden, kämpfen in weiten Teilen Europas Menschen um ihre Existenz, ihren Arbeitsplatz. Auch im Gesundheitswesen führt vor allem die demographischeEntwicklung der Bevölkerung zu einer veränderten Situation auf...

Krankenhausmanagement In Krisenzeiten: Einschrankungen, Herausforderungen Und Chancen24. EVKD Kongress, 28.-30. November 2013 LuxemburgHerausforderungen und Einschränkungen in KrisenzeitenUnsere Krankenhäuser stehen heutzutage vielen Herausforderungen und Einschränkungen gegenüber. Seit vielen Jahren schrumpfen die Krankenhausbudgets und der Arbeitskräftemangel ist mittlerweile...

Führungsstärke und Kommunikation in der Gesundheitsbranche: Werkzeuge des Erfolgs Von Rebekah Page RogersDie Gesundheitsbranche weitet sich kontinuierlich aus. In den letzten zehn Jahren ist das Geschäft mit der Gesundheit zu einer gesellschaftlichen Supermacht geworden, das entscheidende medizinische Dienstleistungen für Bürger verfügbar macht und als wirtschaftlicher Motor für örtliche Gemeinschaften...


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